I went to a wedding and they had these wedding cameras on the tables for cguest o take pictures and a person went around to collect them from the guest.
These can be a fun way to get candids of your reception, and a very low cost alternative to hiring a professioal photographer for the reception. However, here are several pointers if you choose to use these cameras:
Be sure to have a little note by the camera with instructions as to what you want people to do with them. Do you want them to take pictures of each other at the table? The events at your reception (bouquet toss, garter toss, cake cutting, first dance, etc.)? And be sure to mention to leave the camera on the table and that someone will pick it up.
Be sure to assign someone to pick them all up at the end of your reception.
Be sure to get the kind that have a built-in flash.
Be sure to get fresh ones. We used these at the 50th anniversary party we threw for my in-laws, and about half of them produced some very poor quality photos because the film was old and the internal batteries didn't have much power.
If you choose to use these instead of a professional photographer at your reception, try to have a friend or relative that's good with a camera around taking photos, too. You want to make sure you get the shots you want.
Marti Barton, Wedding Officianthttp://firstname.lastname@example.org